Businesses invited to imagine the digital future now – 26 July 2012


Sunshine Coast businesses have been encouraged to make the most of the digital future in the present by taking advantage of services already available to them.

Former Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett presented his thought provoking message as keynote speaker at the opening breakfast of the Sunshine Coast Business Expo on 10 May.

Mr Bartlett discussed the implications of high speed broadband and its impact on the way Sunshine Coast businesses could create wealth, communicate with customers and solve problems.

“Mr Bartlett’s presentation invited participants to imagine the future and think about how the Sunshine Coast would be part of this digital future,” said RDA SC Chief Executive Officer Russell Mason.

“The availability of ubiquitous high-speed broadband is one of the cornerstones of the future. This is critical infrastructure that the Sunshine Coast needs to compete in the 21st century and is critical for the future of regional employment and prosperity.”

Mr Mason said RDA SC would work with key partners from all sectors across the region to develop a Sunshine Coast Digital Futures Plan at a workshop to be held on 26 July at the Cartwrights Restaurant in the Mooloolaba Campus of Sunshine Coast TAFE.

For more information about the workshop contact RDA SC on Ph: 07 5451 6329 or email

About 2500 people attended the two-day Business Expo which featured a comprehensive program of keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and networking opportunities, with 36 trade exhibitors showcasing a diverse range of industries.

Mr Mason said the Expo was an event where forward-looking Sunshine Coast businesses could meet and learn from each other.

“By participating in presentations from local and international leaders, the people who attended were able to work on their business rather than just working in their business,” he said.

RDA SC sponsored the keynote breakfast which attracted 110 people, held at the Mooloolaba campus of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.


David Bartlett outlining the opportunities a digital future brings - SC BixExpo 2012


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